Idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura

This neoplasm is not reportable.
Not Reportable
This neoplasm is not reportable
Alternate Names
Immune thrombocytopenic purpura
ITP
Steroid resistant ITP
Definition
A condition in which platelets (blood cells that cause blood clots to form) are destroyed by the immune system. The low platelet count causes easy bruising and bleeding, which may be seen as purple areas in the skin, mucous membranes, and outer linings of organs

Idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP) is normally treated with steroids. Steroid-resistant ITP means that the ITP is not responding to treatment.

ITP is not the same disease as Refractory thrombocytopenia (9992/3).